burt wolf

Burt Wolf, an internationally syndicated television journalist and prolific public television host, provides an overview of the area and its history, then introduces the people, architecture, art, culture, food and tourist attractions of some of the world's most interesting locations. His relaxed, personable and irreverent style makes the episodes both informative and entertaining.

Upcoming Airdates

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part One

We discover the history of deep sea sport fishing and why the Palm Beaches of Florida became the world epicentre of the sport. We learn why people like Ernest Hemingway and the Lone Ranger were attracted to the sport. We visit with the slightly dysfunctional family that invented the sport fishing boat and see how those boats and the family have changed over the years.

  • 2019-10-15T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-15T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-17T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-17T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-19T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-19T11:00:00-07:00
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Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part Two

Burt takes a look at the nautical phrases that have come into popular use like "cup of joe" and "feeling blue". We discover the importance of catch-and-release programs, and the women who have become stars of the deep-sea fishing sport. We meet a mechanic who flies his plane around the world to fix deep sea sports fishing boats and we witness Burt catching and releasing a 7- (or maybe 5-) foot shark.

  • 2019-10-22T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-22T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-24T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-24T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T11:00:00-07:00
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A History of Chocolate / Part One

We find out who was the first European to see a cacao bean and discover its role as the local money of the Maya. We trace chocolate's arrival in Europe, its acceptance by the Church, and its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Burt tours the Italian city of Torino, checks on the "Shroud" and stops into a 350-year-old chocolate cafe to get the recipe for the local chocolate speciality. We visit the streets of Torino where Michael Caine drove his mini Cooper in The Italian Job, and where Audrey Hepburn starred in War and Peace.

  • 2019-10-29T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-29T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-31T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-31T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-02T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-02T11:00:00-07:00
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A History of Chocolate / Part Two

We visit a Hacienda in Venezuela to find out how the finest chocolate beans are being saved from extinction and how they are grown and fermented. We follow the beans back to Italy and see how they are selected and processed into chocolate bars. Burt attends a professional chocolate tasting class, during with he shares the secrets of the pros.

  • 2019-11-05T00:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-07T00:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-09T10:00:00-08:00
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